Riddle of the black panther: the search

TLF ID L2850

Track down a black panther reported to be prowling around a town. Interview witnesses and gather information from sources such as a website, advertisement and newspaper article. Notice that some of the statements may be wrong and the opinions may be biased. Choose the evidence most likely to be accurate. Rate reliability by using the SAFE test (Source, Attitude, Facts and Emotions). Identify when, where and how to find the panther. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

Educational details

Educational value
  • Illustrates how to assess the reliability of texts by using the SAFE test (Source, Assertions, Facts and Emotions).
  • Defines terms used in production of current affairs programs and metalanguage of verbal and visual grammar.
  • Tests understanding of features of language that affect the reliability of texts.
  • Provides a range of text types for students to assess reliability.
  • A mentor character provides feedback on the text features and bias of a range of texts.
Year level

4; 5

Learning area
  • English

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